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The Great Glass Elevator might soon be real thanks to MagLev lifts that go up, down, and sideways

The Great Glass Elevator might soon be real thanks to MagLev lifts that go up, down, and sideways

By 8 hours ago

If you've ever dreamed of an elevator that can go horizontally, you need more hobbies. Just kidding. But seriously. A German steel and engineering company has unveiled plans for what it described as the elevator industry's "holy grail": a ropless elevator.... >>

WIN: A Neato robot vacuum cleaner worth £450 to help keep your house clean this Christmas

WIN: A Neato robot vacuum cleaner worth £450 to help keep your house clean this Christmas

By 14 hours ago

Pocket-lint has teamed up with Neato to give you the chance to win a Santa's little helper this Christmas by offering one of this year's most exciting developments in robot vacuum cleaning – the Neato Botvac. Worth £450, it's the ideal Christmas prize... >>

Best gadgets on the planet: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 winners announced

Best gadgets on the planet: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 winners announced

By 27 November 2014

And so, after months of nominations and voting by industry judges, journalists and Pocket-lint readers, it is time to reveal the best products in multiple categories that we all collectively think have made 2014 that bit more special. There are 14 categories... >>

Netatmo smart thermostat is as easy to install as a lightbulb

Netatmo smart thermostat is as easy to install as a lightbulb

By 27 November 2014

Netatmo is a French company that has formerly been associated with a wireless weather station and a smart bracelet for regulating sun tans and avoiding burns, but now it is after the smart heating market.  There are numerous smart heating options already... >>

Onecue is both a universal remote and a hub for smart devices, can pre-order it now

Onecue is both a universal remote and a hub for smart devices, can pre-order it now

By 25 November 2014

There is a new universal remote available that'll control your entertainment system as well as all the smart objects in your house such as lightbulbs or even window blinds. It's called Onecue. Onecue is described as a control centre because it can, well,... >>

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye
3.5 out of 5

BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye

By 24 November 2014

Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour... >>

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to
4 out of 5

iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to

By 22 November 2014

Robot vacuum cleaners, such as the iRobot Roomba 880, are interesting little gadgets. They are far from cheap, costing the best part of £500, but for that mighty lump of cash they take one of the worst household chores off your hands. The idea behind... >>

Best smarthome device 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best smarthome device 2014: O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

By 21 November 2014

With connected homes becoming more and more desirable and app-controllable products launching left, right and centre making the crossover between technology and the home even more prominent, we have introduced a new category to the Pocket-lint Gadgets... >>

Nest Learning Thermostat review: Intelligent home heating never looked better
4 out of 5

Nest Learning Thermostat review: Intelligent home heating never looked better

By 20 November 2014

We've come to review Nest, the smart thermostat, in a bit of a backwards way. Installed at the height of the British summer (if such a thing actually exists?) at the end of July, we've not been using the central heating at home until within the last month.... >>

Keeker is the smart robot for the home: A moving projector, speaker, security bot and more

Keeker is the smart robot for the home: A moving projector, speaker, security bot and more

By 17 November 2014

Keeker could be the first proper robot to grace homes with myriad uses. It's basically a little Star Wars style R2D2 for the real world, minus the weapons. Keeker is primarily a moving projector with surround sound. That means you can send it anywhere... >>